July/August 2016 Issue Preview
In the July/August issue of Woodworker’s Journal, you’ll find summertime projects like a Beehive and Turned Grilling Tool Handles, as well as projects to make your house a home when you shift back inside. Read about your options in cordless brad nailers, learn how to incorporate the ancient proportions of Greek columns into your modern woodturning, discover how to correctly paint your solid body electric guitar, and more.
Beehive: Do your part to save the pollinators by providing your bees with an upscale home that includes shop-made tapered lap siding.
Turned Grilling Tool Handles: Demonstrate your mastery of the grill and the woodshop when you baste, flip and remove your items using a brush, spatula and tongs that feature handles you’ve turned yourself.
Lighted Bookshelf: The hardware used to mount this shelf to the wall makes it appear to be floating in air, while the sliding dovetails on the bookends that support your reading material can be adjusted along the length of the shelf to store more, or fewer, books. Recesses on the bottom hold a couple of lights.
Upholstered Ottoman Chest: It’s a seat, it’s storage, it’s a place to rest your feet … Sandor Nagyszalanczy’s Ottoman is all this and more, with its hollow interior, reversible lid (the other side’s flat, to be used as a tabletop) and upholstered top.
Technology & Woodworking: Bosch’s new REAXX Portable Jobsite Table Saw offers a new approach to skin-sensing technology.
Tool Review: Chris Marshall takes a look at the new crop of battery-powered 18-gauge brad nailers.
JoJo Liebeler brings you a tip to make a fantastic high gloss finish for a guitar, including information on using pore filler and buffing the high gloss finish.
The key is using hardware that is not visible after the shelf is installed. This hardware features hex pins that extend into the shelf, creating the illusion that a shelf is floating.
We mounted the bookends on a sliding dovetail rail to prevent them from falling off. This video shows how to mark and cut the notches in the sliding dovetail rails.
Check out seven new cordless nailers from Ridgid, Milwaukee, DeWalt, Ryobi, Senco, Makita, and Porter-Cable.
Back at AWFS 2015 in Las Vegas, Chris Marshall spoke to Bosch’s Craig Wilson about the features and technology behind Bosch’s REAXX Jobsite Table Saw.
We teach you the process of split turning. Learn how to glue two pieces together and turn them on a lathe to create matching half spindles.
Learn how to upholster a tufted bench seat. You’ll learn how to make the matching buttons, how to attach the cover material and how to secure the buttons to create the tufting.
Two safety tips for making tricky cuts on your table saw. We walk you through the problem solving process when you are faced with a challenging cut on your table saw. Don’t take chances.
In this woodturning lesson, Ernie teaches you how to turn a Grecian column. This is not a difficult project, but there are a few necessary design characteristics to know when turning a Grecian column.